Showtime Extends Output Deal With Walt Disney Studios

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Showtime Networks has extended its exclusive output deal with Walt Disney Studios to continue airing DreamWorks Studios' films.

The new agreement will include all DreamWorks Studios' theatrical releases through December 2018 to air across Showtime, The Movie Channel and Flix, as well as multiplex channels. The new current agreement runs through 2015.

In December, Netflix secured exclusive rights to Walt Disney Studios animated and live-action films away from Starz, beginning with the 2016 theatrical releases. DreamWorks, however, is sticking with its premium-channel partner.

"We are delighted to extend our output deal with The Walt Disney Studios as we continue to offer DreamWorks' critically-acclaimed theatrical films to our subscribers," Gary Garfinkel, senior VP, content acquisitions, and Kent Sevener, senior VP, content acquisitions and business & legal affairs, at Showtime Networks said in a release. "Coupled with our award-winning series, specials, documentaries and sports offerings, as well as our current supply of theatrical titles, these wonderful films add incredible value to our robust programming slate."